Writing Children's Literature: Revision

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Course Details

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About this Course


The process of rewriting is critical to creating a strong story, and children’s literature is no exception. Studying the greats of the genre is one of the best ways to grow your own writing as you revise and refine your draft with an eye toward publication.

In this course, you’ll develop a clear sense of direction in your writing for children. We’ll explore a variety of revision techniques to enhance your work, including researching and reflection. You’ll also explore different types of plots, how to reveal and build character, the importance of setting and the power of language.

Designed For

Those interested in revising their children’s book.

What You’ll Learn

  • Elements of craft utilized in the classics of children’s literature
  • Techniques for story development
  • Major tools for revision
  • Methods for critiquing others’ work
  • Knowledge you can apply to future writing projects

Get Hands-On Experience

You’ll revise your draft of a picture book, chapter or whole novel for young readers.